We welcome people from the community of all faiths, races, and nationalities to visit our church and to celebrate the gift of life with us.
Philadelphia and surrounding area.
Sunday School: 9:45 AM
Studying the book of Matthew
Sunday Worship Service: 11:00 AM
Social Hour Immediately Following Sunday Worship.
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Sunday Worship Service: 12:30 PM
Our Sunday School is on Zoom for the time being. The picture below shows how nice this meeing can be in the comfort of your own home.
NOTICE: Church services and Sunday School have been cancelled since March 22nd and until further notice, due to cautionary measures related to the Coronavirus Covid-19.
THERE WILL BE ON-LINE SERVICES ON SUNDAYS AT 11:00 AM IN THE MEANTIME ON OUR FACEBOOK CHANNEL.
You do not have to have a Facebook account to watch, click on this link:
Sunday School will be on the Zoom app at 9:45 AM each Sunday. Below is the necessary information: Join Zoom Meeting at
zoom.com (click on 'join a meeting')
Meeting ID: 992-681-716
It will be necessary to download some software from the site first for PCs, or if you have an ipad, go to the app store and download the free app for zoom.
Mid Week Check in Wednesdays at 2PM
Join us on Zoom
Meeting ID: 886 4305 0273
Dial in phone number 1 929 205 6099 US (New York)
Love Feast on Thursday at 8:00 PM
April 9, 8 p.m. Eastern Time at www.brethren.org/lovefeast2020
Bill Brown- A very sad message to report that our dear brother and long time member of First Church passed away. He was in hospice care in the Brethren Room at Keystone Hospice. There are no immediate plans for a funeral or memorial service, due to the Cronoavirus emergency, but we will keep you posted here.
MISSIONARY JOANNE GLAD BACK
We are happy to have our missonary to Brazil, Joanne Glad, back in town for a few months this winter and spring. She will be attending our church while she is here.
SERVICE OF STUDY
We have completed the books of Genesis and Exodus in their entirety, in sucession. We are now undertaking an in-depth look at the Gospel of Matthew. Join us and don't miss a chapter! We have started Matthew- Rev Derr makes even the boring genealogy parts seem fascinating.
We extend an invitation to you to join us for worship, Bible study and friendship. We welcome all who seek.
Our Vision at First Church is to continue the work of Jesus- peacefully, simply and together. Our Mission is to worship God, and to live our lives guided by the teachings and example of Jesus, encouraging others through our service and actions to do the same.”
FCOB is dedicated to outreach. We welcome ideas from the community for outreach. If you are from the community and have an idea for helping the less fortunate and would like to use our facility, please submit your idea to us.
Our attractive sanctuary seats 200 people. Our parking lot holds 150 cars. We have a large social hall with full kitchen facilities that will host 200 people. Call for rates and availability. Weddings and community events can be held here.
Top of the Hill Daycare is housed within our walls and operates Monday through Friday from 7 AM till 5 PM. This is a secular operation under our direction.